Idea Lab: Benefits of an Informal Collaborative Space

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Experience the Benefits of an Informal Collaborative Space


Collaborative spaces bring great ideas to life. In today’s workplace, many companies try to integrate more collaborative office furniture. Workspaces are increasingly all about communication, collaboration and flexibility. Good collaborative furniture is flexible yet functional. With informal collaborative spaces, it allows individuals to find comfort as they work. There are many benefits to creating an informal collaborative space in the office such as:

1. Space for Non-Confidential Meetings
Not all meetings have to be formal. Shorter meetings can be held in a more comfortable area. With an informal collaborative space, it ensures larger meeting rooms are open for others who may need it. Employees will not feel at fault when another group may need a formal meeting room at the same time.

2. More Room for Collaboration
Bringing people together is half the solution. A successful collaborative space offers a relaxed environment and flexible office furniture. Smaller groups may feel formal meeting spaces are far too large for comfort. With flexible office furniture, smaller groups are able to move the furniture to their needs. To encourage more collaboration with smaller groups, an informal collaborative space gives a sense of comfort and a casual feel.

3. An Increase of Natural Light
With an informal collaborative space similar to a lounge or coffee shop, natural light is more accessible to your employees. Natural light is an added benefit to your employees’ health. It can boost moral and productivity. Employees that do not have access to natural light on a regular basis may suffer from sleep disorder, lower productivity and straining of the eyes.

4. Providing Flexibility
Many companies will need to spend more when moving to a larger space. By using collaborative office furniture, it allows more flexibility for growth and renovation periods. This in turn saves spending on office furniture.

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